The Lifeboat (Hardback)
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The Lifeboat (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 29/03/2012
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I was to stand trial for my life. I was twenty-two years old. I had been married for ten weeks and a widow for six. In the summer of 1914, the Empress Alexandra, a magnificent ocean liner, suffers a mysterious explosion on its voyage from London to New York City. On board are Henry Winter, a rich banker, and his young new wife, Grace. Somehow, Henry manages to secure a place in a lifeboat for Grace. But the survivors quickly realize it is over capacity and could sink at any moment. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace watches and waits. She is a woman who has learned the value of patience - her journey to a life of glittering privilege has been far from straightforward. Now, she knows, it is in jeopardy, and her very survival is at stake. Over the course of three perilous weeks, the passengers on the lifeboat plot, scheme, gossip and console one another while sitting inches apart. Their deepest beliefs about goodness, humanity and God are tested to the limit as they begin to discover what they will do in order to survive. The Lifeboat is a page-turning story of moral dilemmas, and also the moving and haunting story of Grace, a woman as unforgettable and complicated as the story she recounts.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844087525
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 241 x 158 x 27 mm

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Leilah at Doncaster

“Taut and utterly compelling!”

Two years after the tragedy of the Titanic, the Empress Alexandria is similarly fated mid-Atlantic. Grace Winter suddenly finds herself a young widow with an uncertain future & fortune. More pressingly though, she... More

Hardback edition
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“Society under strain”

I've got a bit of a thing about the history of exploration and maritime disasters at the moment, so this really appealed to me. Set just a couple of years after the sinking of the Titanic, another liner goes... More

Paperback edition
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“Fantastic”

I really enjoyed this; can't say too much as it's not published yet, but can't wait to start selling it to all you lovely customers!

Hardback edition
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